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Ag teachers,

I try to use a variety of video/DVD materials in my classroom to enhance
instruction.  While I do not use all these videos, all the time, or even
in their entirety – I have found that they usually stimulate good
classroom discussions with my students.  Also, rather than spending an
entire class period on a video, sometimes we watch a video over a period
of several days.

I have created worksheets for all the videos that I use in class and I
would be happy to share them with you.  If you are interested, please
send me an email and I will forward you a copy of the student video
sheet and the teacher answer sheet.

FEATURED VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

American Harvest (2007)  - This is an award-winning documentary film
that addresses the topic of agricultural labor and immigration.

“The documentary and movie "American Harvest" powerfully portrays the
truth about agriculture and migrant labor in the United States at the
present time. In a series of candid interviews with farmers and
farmworkers from Florida to Maine the viewer objectively learns the
facts and dispels the myths connected with migrant farmworkers. The film
portrays the migrant reality that can’t be ignored and which is rarely
seen by most people. It’s a must see if we are serious about the truth
of migrant workers."

I have found in my classroom that there are far too many negative
comments made about Mexican agricultural laborers.  I plan to use this
video next week on our school character education day – when “Diversity”
is the theme.  I am hoping to use the video as a tool both to educate my
students about the importance of migrant labor in American agriculture,
as well as to improve their understanding about the laborers,
themselves.

You may purchase a DVD of American Harvest through Amazon.com.  It is
$14.99.  Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/American-Harvest-Documentary-Angelo-Mancuso/dp/B001HOWHTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1233153128&sr=1-1

- Libby Lintel


Libby Lintel
Horticulture Teacher
Kennesaw Mountain High School
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